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  • Medline Industries under construction in Town of Montgomery - July 2020

Projects Moving Forward in Montgomery

The Orange County Partnership praised the Montgomery Town Board for granting a hardship waiver on July 16 to National Builders LP for its proposed 312,500-square-foot warehouse and office building project on Neelytown Road. The firm stated it had invested nearly $1 million in the property. The project was approved by the town’s Planning Board hours before the town’s six-month building moratorium was adopted on April 23, according to a report in the Middletown Times-Herald Record. The project is among three of nine warehouse projects pending before the town’s Planning Board that were impacted by the moratorium.


Another headline project is moving forward in Montgomery—Medline, a healthcare company and the country’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, has broken ground on its new 1.3-million-square-foot facility in the Town of Montgomery.


The project is expected to create 350 new jobs adding to the 350 existing jobs Medline currently employs locally.  In addition, approximately 300 construction jobs will be added, more than half of which are local. 


The project in the Town of Montgomery will bring more than $15.6 million in taxes to the Town of Montgomery and County of Orange over the next 10 years. In addition, the company estimates $2 million of spending with area businesses each year.


 “If the land remained an open field, during the same time period, the taxes generated would be just under $500,000,” stated Halahan, of the Orange County Partnership. “Working with Medline has been one of the greatest experiences of my professional life. They are a company with integrity, living up to their commitments and delivering. Our region is fortunate to bring them into our corporate community.”


Once completed, Medline’s $120-million expansion will be a state-of-the-art, medical-grade distribution center outfitted with the latest technology. The firm currently operates out of a 500,000-square-foot facility in Wawayanda and they will be moving into the new construction in the Town of Montgomery next year.


Orange County Executive, Steve Neuhaus said of the project, “Job and wage growth remain my number one priority and I look forward to seeing Medline succeed in Orange County. Simply put, Medline means good-paying jobs for our residents. I recently visited the bustling Medline construction site with Maureen Halahan and was pleased to see that the transformative project is scheduled to be on time and on budget. I look forward to working with the Partnership and other community stakeholders as Medline’s much anticipated opening approaches.”


Town of Montgomery Supervisor Brian Maher said of the Medline project, “The Town of Montgomery looks forward to working with Medline and creating a long-lasting partnership that will be a benefit to our community for many years to come.”


Medline entered into a Community Benefits Agreement that will fund community projects, volunteer organizations, traffic and safety improvements, and local school district enhancement projects. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Medline employees have worked around the clock to address the unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical devices used to treat patients.


E-commerce giant Amazon also recently broke ground on its more than 1-million-square-foot, $75-million distribution facility being built in Montgomery.